Monday, April 21, 2014


Something that you may not know, is that Hubby & I love our margaritas! Especially now that warmer weather is on the horizon. It is so nice to sit down and relax with a glass (or two) after a long and tiring day. 

But what do you do when there is no margarita mix in the house?! Hubby came up with this brilliant solution... Make them with lemon-lime flavored Gatorade!! I have to say, the flavor is spot on! We might just start making 'Gator~itas' all the time! They're so easy to throw together - and they have all of the good for you vitamins and electrolytes from the Gatorade. It's a win-win! 

 Printable Recipe 
  • Tequila
  • Gatorade (lemon-lime flavor)
  • Ice
  • Rimming Salt (optional)
  • Lime Wedges (optional)


If you are going to rim your glass with salt, pour a small amount of the Gatorade into a saucer. Pour rimming salt (or you can use sea salt) into a shallow dish that is slightly larger than the rim of the glass. Dip the rim of the glass into the Gatorade, and then into the salt. Twist the glass a little, to ensure a good amount of salt sticks to it.

Fill the glass about 1/2 way with ice. Pour in 1 shot of your favorite Tequila.  Add a little more, if you want your Gator~ita to have a bigger bite. ;) Top it off with the Gatorade and stir. (You could mix this in a shaker, but we just do it this way.)

Garnish your drink with a wedge of lime, if desired, to make it really authentic.
(I didn't have any, at the time.)




  1. I would never think to use gatorade. Clever

    1. It was one of those, "Why didn't I think of that?!" ideas. :o)

  2. Great idea using Gatorade. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  3. What a lucky woman you are! You have such a smart and inventive husband! Thanks for linking this great recipe to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! I can't wait to see what you come up with next week!

  4. Congrats! Your recipe was most popular on Five Friday Finds. :) I bet this is such a refreshing drink too! Looking forward to what you share this week. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing with Great Idea Thursdays. I'm featuring this in a Great Ideas Roundup.


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